October 17, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




When You Speak Truth



“When you speak truth,

It can make people quite uncomfortable,”


Senator Kamala Harris has said,


But her wisdom creates

A photonegative truth,


When you speak lies,

It can make people quite comfortable –


And it can fill up auditoriums

With nostalgic people seeking –

Longing for –

Pride and greatness to emerge and deliver them

To times and places that don’t exist;

That never existed,


But it is not reliance and fear

That make America great –


It is volition and intellect

That must be exhibited

To prevent America from becoming

A Capitalistic Regime

With only an economic dream

Excluding all other dreams and dreamers


(And Dreamers)…


Senator Harris would not be welcome

At one of those red-rallies,

But that’s the simple reason

She should attend because,


“This is the time in which

We must speak truth,”


And she would silence the rhetoric,

Letting everyone hear her presence.





Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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